What will you learn in this workshop?

  • Students will learn how to "let go" of artistic control in order to bring life and unintended but delightful results to their work.

  • Students will learn how to safely and effectively use alcohol inks.

  • Students will learn how to create spectacular landscapes, seascapes, florals and abstracts as well as a bonus lesson!

  • Students will learn how to create an optimal mindset for creating loose, fluid art with beautiful, breezy results.

Who should take this workshop?

This workshop is suitable for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Artists.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves and learn a new skill.

Alcohol Ink Art has so many possibilities and is a wonderful medium that anyone can learn about and then develop their own style with practice.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Cathlyn Driscoll

    Alcohol Ink Artist/Graphic Designer

    Cathlyn Driscoll

    Respect the dreamer, and more, the dreamer who makes her dreams come true. The best possible reaction to my art would be: “You paint how I feel.” Every emotion can be created in art. That is why it speaks to me, and why I enjoy creating it. Color speaks to everyone. Color can enhance or expose a mood, or change it in a moment. I create duels with color. I do this by pooling contrasting inks and juxtaposing colors on canvas or synthetic papers. I can then add textures, meld colors and create rivers of color within colors. This works especially well with abstract paintings, which are my favorite. Only select visions are worth turning into reality. Alcohol inks flow, stream, and interact with each other when they are wet, behaving as if they were alive. As inks shift and interact with the environment, no work can ever be duplicated. Forcing colors to collide, bend and blend, I feel like a conjurer when they form objects or images on their own. People often describe seeing angels, Madonnas, animals and galaxies in my work. I like to think I am building ‘new worlds’ on paper and canvas. New worlds offer the hope of infinite possibilities and optimism for the future.